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« on: September 03, 2017, 07:17:10 PM »

After many years of detecting a verifiable Roman has always eluded me. Today I finally ticked the box, and a silver too! Please don't tell my wife but this may be one of the happiest days of my life  Grin


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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 07:40:44 PM »

Well detected Simond,and congratulations on your first Roman "conquest" !!
And may there be many more to follow.
Well detected and saved..and continued good hunting..👍
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 08:00:51 PM »

Thank you Dingdong. I feel like I've won the lottery!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 10:41:16 PM »

Well found Simon.  It's a great feeling to find a first of anything, especially a silver Denarius. Ticks the box nicely.  You need to search that site for a few more.  Good hunting.  Tom.
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 10:43:48 PM »

First of all simond many congratulations a fine Denarius of Nerva....It will clean up beuitifulll and probably a good silver, can't help noticing the mark on the portrait around 2 o'clock ? did it come up like it or have you stated cleaning it....
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 10:51:23 PM »

It came up caked in muck, I didn't want to put a toothbrush anywhere near it so put it in the ultrasonic bath and it came out with that patch of silver showing through. What looks like a chip on the bottom is also just a bit of silver poking through. I can't see any damage to it at all  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 10:07:51 PM »

It's actually a Trajan denarius, - as he was adopted by Nerva he had that as part of his name..nice find though.
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 11:42:05 PM »

I know it devides opinions but I've spent a long time carefully cleaning this Denarius of Trajan as I think it's beauty deserved to be revealed  Grin




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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 11:52:23 PM »

Very nice indeed - personally I clean most silver coins that aren't milled - and this one has come up very nicely indeed.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 11:56:55 PM »

Thank you, I agree. It took me about six hours to get it like this but I'm glad I did it because it's a stunner. The hard part was knowing when to stop.  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 07:48:42 AM »

You have done a great job simond, it had to be cleaned up and if Roland likes it then you have done justice to its appearance.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2017, 07:40:50 PM »

Well done great find, more to follow Wink
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